High-Tech Writers / Business Editors EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2003 CONTACT: Intermec Technologies Corp. Jennette Seward, 425-356-1747 email@example.com Intermec Technologies: -- Ideal for ePC pilot testing -- Includes integrated hardware, software and professional services -- Supports current and emerging standards -- Allows enterprises to immediately begin integrating RFID into operations To help companies evaluate RFID (radio frequency identification) for pallet and case tracking applications, Intermec Technologies Corp. today introduced Intellitag(R) Ready-To-Go RFID professional kits, integrated packages of hardware, software and professional services. The new Ready-To-Go RFID kits follow introduction this summer of the Intermec Ready-To-Go Retail RFID package designed specifically for retail suppliers. Each new Intellitag RFID kit includes Intellitag RFID tags and readers, software and a full day of professional services -- everything required to design and install the type of basic RFID system used in a typical enterprise supply chain application. In addition, each Ready-To-Go RFID package includes an IP3, Intermec's new RFID-enabled handle for the company's popular 700 Series handheld computer. The IP3 provides easy exception-based RFID reading for those instances when it is more practical to bring an RFID reader to a tagged object. Intermec Intellitag systems offer powerful advantages: a long-standing commitment to interoperability and the ability to meet existing and developing RFID standards, both critical investment protections for companies adopting new technologies. Each Ready-To-Go system comes with a guarantee that the system will be updated to meet evolving accepted standards. Intermec Intellitag RFID systems support all applicable current and evolving standards, providing powerful investment protection. Intermec RFID technologies and products already are compatible with the emerging retail-based ePC system definition, said Intermec Director Michael Guillory, who leads Intermec's standards work worldwide. RFID, a complement to industry's current bar code-based tracking systems, allows companies to automatically track inventory throughout an entire supply chain. RFID automatic data collection does not require line of sight or manual scanning as do bar code-based systems. For example, information about RFID-tagged cases on a pallet can be read automatically as the pallet passes through a doorway, rather than requiring cases to be individually manually scanned. Intermec's Intellitag RFID read/write technology allows information about goods to be updated as they make their way through a supply chain. "We call it 'RFID that works,'" said Intermec Director Dan Bodnar. "Intermec has 20 years of experience in supply chain technology solutions for retail, logistics and distribution applications. We don't make just RFID tags. Intermec is the only company to offer a truly integrated approach. From our RFID readers, wireless LANs, scanners and terminals to the expertise of our professional services organization, Intermec's strength is the ability to offer one, integrated system." Intermec RFID technology is already in use throughout the world in wide-ranging applications, from providing inventory and pallet tracking in Metro AG's Future Store in Germany to increasing levels of access control at U.S. border crossings. For more information about Intellitag Ready-To-Go RFID packages, call 800-934-3163 and reference #9214. About Intermec Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data collection, Intellitag(R) RFID (radio frequency identification) and mobile computing systems. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service. To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec's technologies and services, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.com. To learn more about UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.
Intermec Introduces Intellitag Ready-To-Go RFID Kits